Lakers’ fans blasts Russell Westbrook as his inability to score leads to defeat vs Sixer

Russell Westbrook has been having an incredible season for the Los Angeles Lakers after a horrible 2021-22 season. He has risen to the top of the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award and has been one of the Lakers’ most consistent players this season. However, the mistakes he makes are simply too loud to overlook, and Sunday night’s defeat against the Sixers was yet another example.

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers were behind the Philadelphia 76ers by one point in the final seconds. Russell Westbrook snatched a rebound off a Joel Embiid miss and drove up the court. Rather than calling a timeout to let the Sixers’ defense set up, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham chose to let Westbrook cook. He came up with a dish in the last seconds that wasn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser.

The former MVP couldn’t get off a clean look and be just smacked down by a Sixers double team at the rim. Lakers supporters were shocked by the outcome. The meme machine was flowing too with various clips clowning Russell Westbrook for fumbling what could’ve been a huge Lakers win in the final seconds.

There were several more nuanced takes on the Lakers star, but it’s clear that the general thought is that Westbrook shouldn’t be getting the ball with the game on the line.

Russell Westbrook claimed after the game that he was fouled by Embiid, which resulted in his awkward-looking shot. If you ignore the final possession and consider the entire body of work, Westbrook had a solid performance off the Lakers bench. He finished with a triple-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists, which is usually a good omen for his team’s bottom line on the scoreboard.


Sayma Yeasmin

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